The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp

Toronzo Cannon

The Chicago Way
Lyrics
(Toronzo Cannon, Cannonball Express Music admin. by Small Scale Music, ASCAP)
 
Here I stand, guitar in hand
Everybody knows a Chicago man
It’s in my walk, it’s in my talk
Your woman wants me it’s not my fault
 
I broke some rules
Paid some dues
Play my blues
The Chicago Way
 
Over here, we don’t mess around
Police are called, y’all, to shut us down
They hear the music coming through the door
They say, “don’t stop, play some more”

Broke some rules
Paid my dues
Play my blues
The Chicago Way
 
Second city, try second to none
I’m tough enough, y’all, don’t need no gun
The city gets cold, but I get colder
I can take the weight, y’all, on my big shoulders
 
I broke some rules
Paid my dues
Play my blues
The Chicago Way
 
Gonna tell you once, I don’t apologize twice
Don’t play with me, I ain’t nothin’ nice
Streets are mean, don’t take no mess
I’m here to stay, don’t take no stress
 
I broke some rules
Paid my dues
Play my blues
The Chicago Way